Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (03/05/2008)

Condemns: (1) Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations for the ongoing rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and continued human rights violations; (2) state sponsors of terror, such as Iran and Syria, for enabling Palestinian terrorist organizations to carry out such attacks; and (3) the use of innocent Palestinian civilians as human shields by those who carry out rocket and other attacks.

Expresses: (1) condolences to the families of the innocent victims on both sides of the conflict; and (2) sympathy and support for innocent Palestinian civilians who reject terrorism and desire to live in peace with their Israeli neighbors but who continue to be utilized as human shields by terrorist organizations.

Supports the government of Israel's sovereign right to defend its territory.

Considers rocket attacks against Israel and the fostering of terrorism in the Palestinian territories as direct and serious impediments to the achievement of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Calls on the President to: (1) direct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Palestinian rocket and other attacks against innocent Israeli civilians; and (2) direct the Secretary of State to raise this issue in all applicable bilateral and international fora.

Calls on responsible countries and U.S. allies in the Middle East to officially and publicly condemn Palestinian rocket attacks and other terrorist actions against Israel.

Reaffirms the friendship between the governments and the people of Israel and the United States.